Meiji prints

  Design: Tomioka Eisen (1864-1905)  
  Title: Woman with umbrella  
  Size: 18.0 x 27.2 cm (chūban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Theo Janssen
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Special effects: silver highlights on sachet and kimono. Snowflakes in gofun (powdered seashells).

Published in 1905 as a kuchi-e in the magazine Bungei Kurabu, vol. 11, no. 3.

Artist’s name and red artist’s Eisen seal in right print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
mo seaweed  
sei equal Mosai

A beautiful reproduction of this kuchi-e print can be found on the website of David Bull.


Provenance: Chris Uhlenbeck’s Hotei Japanese Prints

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